Ocone (“Oh-kone-eh”) is a small, family winery situated in the Campania region, outside of Naples, on the rocky foothills of Mount Taburno. Guiseppe Ocone founded the winery in 1910 and began bottling his own wines at a time when most Campania wineries simply sold in bulk to the north. In the 1960s, his son Luigi distinguished Ocone from other producers by focusing on the region’s near forgotten indigenous grapes such as Aglianico, Greco and Falanghina. Dedication to organic cultivation of these ancient varieties established Ocone as a world class estate. In 2017, Domenico Ocone sold the winery to Giorgio and Roberta Vergona, a local couple, who with their three children have restarted generational history at Ocone. Their goal is to continue the Ocone family’s legacy by producing wines in a fresh, clean style balanced by tradition. The Ocone wines are approachable, food friendly, and varietally true. They possess great depth of flavor without being excessive and are consistently balanced and structured with complexity and length.
Diana Falanghina: 2018 91 JS
Apollo Aglianico: 2015 89 WS, 89 JS, 2016 Best Buy W&S
Anastasi Aglianico: 2011 91 JS, 2007 90 WA 90 AG 90 W&S
Pezze la Corte Aglianico: 2011 92 JS